What was the Battle of Vyazma (1812)?

Introduction The Battle of Vyazma, 03 November 1812, was a rearguard action which occurred at the beginning of Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow. In this encounter, the French rearguard was opposed to Russian forces commanded by General Mikhail Andreyevich Miloradovich. Although Marshal Davout repelled Miloradovich’s attempt to encircle and destroy his corps, the French withdrew in… Read More